SummerGreen winter meeting

Wed, Aug. 26, 2020 1:00pm — 5:00pm | Hastings

Growers are invited to attend the rescheduled national SummerGreen winter meeting at the Riverbend Centre in Pukahu or via Zoom. Summerfruit NZ's Richard Mills has rearranged this first meeting in Hawke's Bay and is planning further regional SummerGreen meetings – Covid-19 restrictions permitting. 

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Time: 1.00pm to 5.00pm

Location: Riverbend Centre, 354 Te Aute Road, Pukahu, Hastings 4172

Zoom: To join the meeting please click on the link below:



1.00pm Benchmarking and SFFF Project
  Jack Hughes, Research & development manager, Summerfruit NZ
  • What is our current use of ‘old/hit-list chemistry’?
    Peter Lo, Plant & Food Research
  • What does a new generation summerfruit IFP programme look like?
    Jim Walker, Plant & Food Research
  • Fungicide resistance management – how are we doing and what does a compliant programme look like?
    Peter Wood, Plant & Food Research
 3.00pm New variety development 
  Richard Mills, NZ market/SummerGreen facilitator, Summerfruit NZ 
  • Implications from the shut down on imported material
    Bruno Simpson, Waimea Nurseries
  • New varieties – what is available now and the near future?
    Alastair Brown, Hawke's Bay plum breeder; Tjeerd Smilde, Le Fresh;
    Claire Scofield & Jill Stanley, Plant & Food Research 

4.00pm Refreshments

 If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please don't hesitate to contact Richard Mills on 021 632 559. 

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